Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Make Google behave: techniques for better results: course in London

On 30 October 2013 Karen Blakeman is running a one-day course Make Google behave: techniques for better results for UKeiG, at CILIP HQ in London, UK.
"Having problems with Google? Fed up with it ignoring your search terms and giving you something completely different? Or confused by irrelevant tweets from complete strangers appearing in your results? Personalisation, localisation, social networks and semantic search are all being used by Google in an attempt to improve relevance but it can all go horribly wrong. Austria suddenly becomes Australia and Google decides that coots are really lions! Nevertheless, just one really good result in the top five is often enough to persuade us to return to Google again and again. There are many tricks we can use to make Google return better results and this workshop will look in detail at the options that are currently available to us." Costs (including lunch and refreshments): UKeiG members £190 + VAT at the current rate; others £230 + VAT at the current rate. To register your interest in this meeting, reserve a place, or request further details, please email meetings@ukeig.org.uk. Further details are also available via the UKeiG website at http://tinyurl.com/aq4uohc
Photo by Sheila Webber: Eastbourne pier, September 2013

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